Apr 18, 2009

sun & moon take 2

let me see... this is the first time i've picked up my painting brushes again in ...*counting fingers* ... about 3 and a half months? well... i haven't painted or crafted since christmas presents. i thought i had forgotten how to :)

so ... sun & moon series take 2. (i'm sure some of you will remember i had a "take 1" in one of my earlier posts :) ) . well, take 2 started with me being inspired by "twilight", i'm not going to go on and on about it because if you have a teenage girl in your family i'm sure you must be already bored stiff from hearing how 'hot' edward cullen aka rob pattinson is. anyway, i'm a fan so i was inspired to create an artwork from the book series (yes... i read them all... what can i say, i'm a hopeless romantic :) ) but... ah... but, that art is not complete so i can't show it to you. but i can show you what grew off a piece of it...

the sun ... which came from my now-being-put-on-hold "twilight" piece evolved into sun & moon take 2. this is because i've been approached yet again by the 'new-age' shop owner, asking me to quickly put some of my stuff in her shop to sell. so i thought... well, my favorite, coasters first :)

here is the original sun, moon, yin & yang which i designed and painted on canvas :

these serve as my base pictures.
i then scanned the art and resized them in the computer to fit the coasters. printed them out, cut and added embellishments (if you look at the 2 sets of 6 coasters below, you can see that the patterns on the suns' and moons' faces / rays are different :) ). then i sealed them with a coat of sealer and 3 coats of gloss varnish.

set 1 (click to enlarge)

set 2 (click to enlarge)

i'm also passing her the other two sets of vintage coasters i made a while (long while) ago :)

i'm now waiting for the handmade boxes i ordered from a box maker this morning (designed to fit 6 to 7 coasters) ... and then... i'm putting my stuff to sell! yeah!! finally!!

at the moment i'm working on another series ... my elephant series :) which i will show you as soon as i'm done :) i'm so excited!

happy pimping! :)


  1. I really love the sun/moon coasters. They are so colorful and full of personality.

  2. OMG Luthien! Beautiful as usual and yes it is about time you started selling your stuff. You will have much success, guaranteed. Congratulations!! Just let me know where I can find them.

    Hugs 8)

  3. I think you can make a business out of this by selling your arts online.

  4. thanks gayle :) it's so funny... i just discovered this about myself ... when i get things for myself (like clothes) i always choose single colors and simple lines... but when i create stuff (like my art or costumes) i like to make them colorful and busy. that's so weird... i wonder why...

    sunday girl, lol! i hope you are right :)) thank you very much! at the moment i'm just putting my stuff at a local shop... perhaps later i might try put up an etsy :) who knows!

    simon... thanks! i'm thinking about it :) thinking... :) for now they are going to go to red envelope... you know that shop? in ikano?

  5. These are fantastic also!! I think you should look into licensing. Where you can do the designs and then they put them on different items. xo Michele

  6. hey michele :)) thanks again for your sweet comment! what do you mean by licensing? i try as much to do my own art to put on the crafts i want to sell so that i dun have to steal other ppl's artwork... do i have to like 'license' my own art? what does licensing involve?


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Luthien :)